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I don't have any firsthand knowledge, I do hear that XFX isn't a great company. You may want to setup an RMA with them and get them to send you a new card and test that one out. How do you uninstall your drivers?

They're one of the best out there, and i found their support service to be really good.

I would suggest an RMA.

Ill get the process started just in case the Heaven 3.0 thing does show up errors. Do you guys really think it's a bad card or something? Taking into account how it does accelerate VP11, but then stops. Tribes does run fine on Max for like 2 hours, then crashes. Tests show it working fine. Played LOTRO for like 5 hours and no problems at all so that's 1 game that works fine and 1 that doesn't. Ill run Heaven or whatever it's called on max and letcha know, and spend like all tomorrow playing skyrim or something and see if I get any problems.

Bout to reinstall my OS for the 4th time. Do a clean install and only use 12.6 drivers 1 time and see if everything works alright.
Edited by iDuskFang - 7/28/12 at 3:50pm
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Alright I will thanks!
Sux I might have got a bad card, but when it works perfectly sometimes and not others it kinda confuses me.

We all get a bad card at some point. I recently ordered a HIS IceQ 7950 and it was DOA. I just ordered a XFX 7950 last night (if you buy amd cards XFX is the way to go). They have a very good RMA / Warranty program (at least the last time I used it). I hope you get the problem worked out thumb.gif
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:/ Wish I knew that before I bought it.
I uninstall them like this: http://www.overclock.net/t/988215/how-to-properly-uninstall-ati-amd-software-drivers-for-graphics-cards
And/or Driver Sweeper.

Theres a much better way to do it, it involves atiman software, it does all that crap for you automatically. I'd find you the link, but some guy named Ken in the ati/amd forums posts the method.

Tried using that before and it had some error and I never got it to work. So far here's my plan:
- Run Heaven 3.0 for a hour+ and see if any errors pop up. (I seriously have no idea what this is but ill do some research)
- Play a different game besides Tribes and see if I can play it without problems for 6+ hours.
- If all goes as planned Reinstall OS (needed to anyways, wanna clean out SSD completely) and download the 12.6 Drivers 1x so I don't have like 5 reinstall's of it on my computer mixed with 12.7 drivers.
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I've had somewhat similar issues w/ my Sapphire OC card. Nothing has fixed it's GSODing issues except swapping to another BIOS. I Flashed it in DOS using a boot disk to the GHZ bios a friend supplied me with. It's not 100% stable. It won't crash, but in games I can see the very occasional artifact, and at desktop sometimes my screen tears/flickers like it was changing memory frequencies.
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We all get a bad card at some point. I recently ordered a HIS IceQ 7950 and it was DOA. I just ordered a XFX 7950 last night (if you buy amd cards XFX is the way to go). They have a very good RMA / Warranty program (at least the last time I used it). I hope you get the problem worked out thumb.gif

I cannot emphasize enough that this isn't true. People have good experiences with bad companies on occasion. There's documented proof that XFX will deny RMAs due to things they've done, violate their own terms, send back sub-par, or sub-model cards, and in general have poor to mediocre quality on many of their models. Not to mention they no longer have a lifetime warranty on most of their cards.

Please do not support XFX. If you NEED a lifetime warranty, I believe VisionTek still has one. But I would buy Sapphire again, MSI, etc before another XFX card.
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Alright I will thanks!
Sux I might have got a bad card, but when it works perfectly sometimes and not others it kinda confuses me.

We all get a bad card at some point. I recently ordered a HIS IceQ 7950 and it was DOA. I just ordered a XFX 7950 last night (if you buy amd cards XFX is the way to go). They have a very good RMA / Warranty program (at least the last time I used it). I hope you get the problem worked out thumb.gif

Thanks! This is my first PC so It's kinda my baby. Spent like 8 months researching parts, prices, and how to build a pc just to make the process smooth when I got around to buying it and building it myself. Mainly just tired of saying "Tribes crashed, gimmie a sec" over skype haha. And GPU monitor is down since the gadget doesn't work anymore frown.gif I used that a lot. Mainly to test Vegas pro 11's OPEN CL ability and see if it was working... all the while I was waiting for it to crash the driver haha. Then again this one might be Sony's fault, I hear VP11 is very buggy. Just a lotta stuff I want cleared up.
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looks like a bad card.
happens.
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Tried using that before and it had some error and I never got it to work. So far here's my plan:
- Run Heaven 3.0 for a hour+ and see if any errors pop up. (I seriously have no idea what this is but ill do some research)
- Play a different game besides Tribes and see if I can play it without problems for 6+ hours.
- If all goes as planned Reinstall OS (needed to anyways, wanna clean out SSD completely) and download the 12.6 Drivers 1x so I don't have like 5 reinstall's of it on my computer mixed with 12.7 drivers.

Heaven is a videocard benchmarking software, it puts alot of strain on the gpu and memory, so if there is a problem you should see artifacting, "snow screen", black lines, or possibly a system lockup or crash. If it does any of those RMA the card.
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I currently own the Lightning 7970 but had the Sapphire 7970 OC before the MSI. Never once had a problem whatsoever with either cards other than the fact that the Sapphire refused to OC despite its name tongue.gif. If it's still under warranty, RMA it
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Tried using that before and it had some error and I never got it to work. So far here's my plan:
- Run Heaven 3.0 for a hour+ and see if any errors pop up. (I seriously have no idea what this is but ill do some research)
- Play a different game besides Tribes and see if I can play it without problems for 6+ hours.
- If all goes as planned Reinstall OS (needed to anyways, wanna clean out SSD completely) and download the 12.6 Drivers 1x so I don't have like 5 reinstall's of it on my computer mixed with 12.7 drivers.

Heaven is a videocard benchmarking software, it puts alot of strain on the gpu and memory, so if there is a problem you should see artifacting, "snow screen", black lines, or possibly a system lockup or crash. If it does any of those RMA the card.

Alright! Ill keep a close eye on it and letcha know. I can't buy 3.0 but I got the free version.
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Also I registered it within the 30 days so I should be set if I need to RMA for any reason.
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